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Atchafalaya Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Atchafalaya Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Atchafalaya Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Atchafalaya Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
Atchafalaya Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Atchafalaya Restaurant

4.9
4.9
6105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Atchafalaya is a true New Orleans neighborhood eatery where the eclectic yet elegant atmosphere is only outshone by the attentive service and delicious local fare. Nestled under the oaks on the edges of the Irish Channel, Magazine Street, and historic Garden districts, this hidden gem is one the best contemporary Creole dining experiences that one can find in the city. Neighbors, locals, and out of towners alike will become regulars after experiencing the brand of hospitality offered by New Orleans’ only five “A” restaurant. If having standards such as a gumbo du jour, blue crab raviolo, or shrimp & grits, a nightly seafood special, or a filet paired with a selection from the world class wine program you will not be disappointed. The introductions of brunch, live music, cocktails, and now an extensive happy hour continue the newest culinary chapter for a storied local haunt, embracing New Orleans’ culinary culture while placing contemporary spin on traditional New Orleans cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 09:30–14:30 Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (504) 891-9626
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Christopher Lynch
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (504) 891-9626
  • Area
    Garden District
  • Cross Street
    Laurel Street
  • Parking Details
    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.
  • Public Transit
    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.
  • Entertainment
    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Service

  • New Orleans

    Best Ambience

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

6,103 Reviews
  1. CJmcd

    St. Louis

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful dining experience. We enjoyed the shrimp and grits, unlike any I’ve seen and so flavorful. Second entree was the special pan seared red snapper with asparagus and fingerling potatoes with a beautiful smear of beet puree. The flavor of everything was spot on. Our service was friendly and very helpful in selection of a bottle of wine.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal, as usual. The fried green tomatoes dish is one of my new go-to’s since they rolled that out. The rock shrimp and trout caviar make it perfect in addition to the perfectly fried crispy tomatoes. Same with the quiche. They make my favorite. That silky texture!

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  3. PamR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for brunch or dinner. We enjoyed sitting outside as it was a gorgeous day, but the interior was very inviting and cozy and would have been just as nice. The food was delicious and plated very pleasingly. We also enjoyed a round of Bloody Mary's that were from scratch and perfect (order with the bacon)! For the non-locals it's just an easy streetcar or Uber ride from the French Quarters and in an area you would want to explore so, put it on the list!

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  4. MattM

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar. From the initial greeting until we walked away, everything was wonderful. Incredibly friendly and attentive service, creative and unique dishes, excellent cocktails. Get the gumbo du jour. An all around beautiful experience.

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  5. BarV

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, drinks- all good. I’ll be back next time in Nola. Highly recommend.

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  6. VictoriaA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We will be back! Very comfortable atmosphere and an attentive staff. Great food as well!

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  7. LindaH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and overall dining experience! We highly recommend it. Jeremy at the bar was a gem.

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  8. katherinea

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go eat here, excellent food, lovely spot! Yummmmm!

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  9. BakonBitz

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a scrumptious brunch at the edge of the Garden District. The Bloody Mary's were on point and absolutely loved their take on Shrimp and Grits. The contrast of the peppery tomato based sauce and creamy grits was fantastic and the white scrimp were sweet and delicious. The jazz trio that was playing set a great mood and was more in the background so they did not compete with having a great conversation at the table. Service was attentive!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting great service and a nice twist on all the classics

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  11. PeteA

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited last year about the same timeframe. Excellent place for brunch. Creative dishes, excellent staff. Very nice.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sumptuoous plates including amuse bouche, cauliflower soup and blue crab raviolo, seafood gumbo, shrimp and grits to DIE FOR, a perfectly roasted and garnished heritage pork shop, and original, full-flavored mocktails. All of this, however, somehow outshone by the superior custom service and the ambience of the cozy space. Outstanding!!!

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  13. CharlieGirl2020

    East Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our first dining experience at Atchafalaya, it certainly won’t be our last! From the moment we walked in the door, we knew we had picked the right spot for our date. The hosts and server were so kind and informative and the decor creates such a fun ambiance. We started the evening with cocktails, the soup de jour (califlour + goat cheese), and gumbo, all of which were wonderful. We each had the shrimp and grits for our entree and agree this was the best s&g we’ve had in a long time. We look forward to coming back and would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking quality cuisine in the uptown area.

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  14. AnneW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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  15. Becki

    Western NC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably our favorite Restaurant from our trip to New Orleans! We started with a cocktail which was incredibly complex and unlike any others we had. The best cocktail on our trip. Then we had an incredible blue crab ravioli starter and fantastic pork as an entree. Their bread pudding dessert was also delicious. We finished with a free glass of champagne to celebrate a special occasion. It was expensive, but if we return to New Orleans, we’d come back here.

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  16. LelC

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived service was outstanding. The food was delicious - the bread pudding was divine. Highly recommend

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As someone with Cajun French heritage, I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I’m normally not a fan of restaurant shrimp and grits but these were incredible. I was also astonished by their impressive spirits collection- namely the large section of agave spirits (they even had pox and sotol!) overall a great experience that I would highly recommend.

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  18. FedericoA

    Monterrey

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked a lot the restaurant. The service was the best of all. I definitively will come back again.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were absolutely wonderful! We had to wait a little bit for our table, but they gave us free drinks. Fortunately, we were in no rush, so it was awesome! Also, there was a band, so we really enjoyed listening to them while we waited. This was my second visit, and it will not be my last! 

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Gumbo and bread pudding were extra special.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amaaaaazing

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was wonderful! Food was divine. The sea bass stellar.

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  23. WendyG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the mahi mahi Po’boy and hand cut fries and the hubby had shrimp and grits. Both were delicious! He had a Bloody Mary and I had a special cocktail. His was better than mine. Both the atmosphere and the service were great. We dined in on a Friday at 11:45 AM and while we had reservations we would not have needed them. This was definitely worth the trip from the French Quarter!

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  24. MK83

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, loved the full mocktail menu and great vegetarian options

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  25. Gapr

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Valentine’s meal was outstanding! Nice selection of food. Wonderful service! Great location for celebrating.

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  26. PromptedtoReview

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The strawberry shortcake dessert wasnt a cake. It was a standard breakfast biscuit with strawberries and whipped cream on the side. I expect more for a price tag of $284 for two people considering I could go to Commanders for less and recieve better.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly service, great place to have a nice dinner or celebrate a special occasion.

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  28. D2Dallas

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always look forward to dining here whenever we get back to NOLA. Our selections tonight were as good as any we have had at Atchafalaya. The service was excellent as always. We can’t wait to get back.

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  29. Birthdaygirl

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought out of town guests for brunch everything was fantastic-drinks, food, service!

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  30. SarahL

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atchafalaya is my favorite spot in NOLA uptown for a fun casual-upscale creole brunch with amazing drinks and great music. Get reservations - highly recommend!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was only average - oysters overcooked, other food was also- nice ambiance and service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! We ate brunch outside and loved everything about our dining experience. The best food we ate during our entire stat in NOLA. The shrimp and grits and the gumbo were the best we’ve ever had. We shared a king cake waffle and it was fantastic too. I look forward to dining here again on future visits!

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  33. Brian

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch items, great coffee, loved the king cake waffles, neat layout and decor

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  34. SteveS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. You can't go wrong at this quaint local restaurant.

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  35. Dolly

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience! Husband enjoyed the pork chop, I loved the shrimp and grits. Excellent service by HD! Will share this recommendation with others!

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  36. LiseB

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an absolutely wonderful, delicious experience!

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  37. dylant

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great hospitality by Luis. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely.

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  38. RWJ65

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Shrimp and grits were cereal tasty. Chris was a good server.

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  39. AmberA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Atchafalaya, and we had brunch. As a Gulf Coast girl, I can honestly say, WOW. Hands down, the BEST grits I’ve ever had. The greens, shrimp, steak, crispy potatoes, eggs Benedict - fabulous. Our waiter, Perry, was so attentive, and the front of house management made us feel so welcome. I highly recommend this restaurant! Can’t wait to go back for brunch AND dinner!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wait staff. My wife is celiac and dairy free and they were able to suggest many items she could enjoy. This does not happen everywhere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Atchafalaya Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 6105 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 91 times today

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Google Map for Atchafalaya Restaurant

901 Louisiana Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Laurel Street
  • Area
    Garden District
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Mon, Thu–Sun 09:30–14:30 Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 15:00–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Residential Street parking with no time restrictions.
  • Public Transit
    Magazine Street and Louisiana Ave, Louisiana Ave and Tchoupitoulas Bus Stops.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Christopher Lynch
  • Entertainment
    Live Music during Saturday & Sunday Brunch.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 891-9626
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large table in a private room that seat up to 10 guests and is available for reservations during brunch or dinner. Our upstairs dinning area seats up to 28 guests and can be rented for private dinner or private weekday brunches. Our buyout capacity is 75.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Jaffe Tocco: (504) 891-9626
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